This glossary of the language of poker is intended to be useful for those who wish to play at Internet Poker rooms.
All-in - Play it all / Subtract
Bet on one hand all the chips that you have left. The player cannot add more money from his pocket if he runs out of chips in the middle of a hand. If bets continue after a player goes all-in, a separate Jackpot is created in which he does not participate (in such cases the player is said to be "subtracted").
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Small initial bet that all players must place before the start of a hand. In Texas Hold'em, Blind bets are usually placed instead of Before. In some tournaments, after a certain level, all players contribute to the pot with an Ante, which, like the Blinds, increases from time to time.
A player receives a Bad beat when having a good play ends up losing against a hand that was much weaker and that binds a miracle card in the River. All players have Bad beat stories.
The amount of money a player has to use in poker.
In a betting turn, the action of placing the first.
In limit Hold'em, the amount that is wagered in the last two betting rounds.
Mandatory bet that the player sitting two places to the left of the Dealer must make in each hand. It also refers to the position that player occupies.
In community card poker variants, a blank is a card that is unlikely to help any player when it comes out.
Betting without having a play made and therefore with no chance of winning the hand if another player calls the bet.
The five community cards in Hold'em or Omaha.
Round piece that indicates the position of the dealer.
Exchange money for chips before sitting down at a poker table. In tournaments the buy-in is the price that the entry costs.
Match the bet or bets that other players have made. After the last bet on a hand, Call is said.
Player who almost always calls (calls), rarely Folds (folds) and only Raises (raises) when he has a great play.
A game in which money is bet on each hand. The term is used to differentiate these games from tournaments.
Refrain from betting when the player's turn has not yet raised the pot. He has the option to Call or Raise if someone bets behind him.
Small, disc-shaped piece used to represent money and balance a game.
In Hold'em, Omaha and other variants of poker, the cards that are exposed in the center of the table and that all players can use to make their play.
Two hole cards of consecutive values, such as 8-9 or 4-5. They are desirable because they have a higher probability of forming a ladder.
Player who pays his entry into a tournament and has no real chance of winning a prize. By extension, any inexperienced player is said to "give away" his money when he sits at a table.
Player from whose position the cards are dealt.
In online poker, some tables offer protection for the player in the event that he loses connection during the course of a hand; his hand is all-in and he is entitled to win the pot that had formed up to the time he was disconnected.
A hand is dominated when it shares a card of the same rank with another hand and has a lower Kicker. For example, AQ is dominated by AK.
Have a play that requires a card to complete. Example: ladder project.
Early Position – Primeras posiciones
In ring games, the first three seats to the left of the blinds.
Expectation – Expectativa
Amount expected to be won on average with one play.
Fifth street/River – Quinta calle
In Texas Hold'em and Omaha, the fifth community card.
Fish/Sucker – Primo
Player who almost always loses. He goes to many hands with little chance of winning.
In Hold'em and Omaha, the first three community cards. They are discovered at the same time.
Flush – Color
Five cards of the same suit. Beats a straight and loses with a full house.
Fold – No ir/Retirarse
Fold a hand instead of Go or Raise.
Four of a Kind – Poker
Four cards of the same rank.
In Hold'em and Omaha, the fourth community card.
When a player who has a draw can see the next card without having to call a bet, he is said to have obtained a free card.
Full House – Full
Play that gathers 3 cards of one value and two of another. For example: JJJ99.
When you have the possibility of making a straight but only one card works.
A pot, a game or a tournament played between two players.
The other card in our hand that has not been paired with one of the cards on the table. When we have A-K and the flop comes A-J-6, we have a pair of Aces with a K for kicker.
In ring games, the last two seats at the table.
Player who goes to many hands and usually plays against the odds.
Hyper-aggressive player, who raises in almost all hands and consequently tries a lot of bluffs.
In ring games, seats six, seven and eight.
1). The pile of cards that the players have thrown.
2 ). To muck, the verb, means to throw away one's cards without showing them, after seeing that an opponent has a better play.
Poker mode in which you can bet on one hand all the money you have available.
The best possible play at any given time in the hand.
Possibilities against an event occurring. For example, the odds of completing an open straight on the last card are 5 against 1 (5: 1). That is, out of every 6 times we try it, we will get one.
Hole cards that are not of the same suit. They are less desirable because the probability of completing color is lower.
Open ended straight
A ladder that can be completed at both ends. For example, 10-J-Q-K does well both a 9 and an Ace.
Outs (Occasions, opportunities)
Number of cards a player does well to improve his hand. For example, when you have an Open Straight, the number of Outs is 8.
In Hold'em, having a card in your hand that is higher than any of the community cards.
Online poker rooms often offer the ability to play for play money.
Pocket cards/Hole cards
The cards that are dealt to a player at the beginning of the hand and that only he can see.
The money or chips that have been wagered on a hand at a given time.
Poker mode in which the maximum bet allowed is the total amount of the Jackpot at the time the bet is made.
In Hold'em and Omaha, the betting round that occurs after players have received their two hole cards.
When three cards of different suits come out on the flop.
Increase the bets by adding another bet to the pot.
Money that the casino takes from each pot that is played. Online poker rooms usually charge 4-5%.
After a player has raised, increase the bets by adding an additional bet to the pot.
See Fifth Street.
Complete the play using the last two cards, Turn and River. Example: you beat me by linking a runner-runner ladder.
Game in which 9 or 10 players take part.
El set es un trío formado por las dos cartas de mano y una de las cartas comunitarias.
Game involving 3 to 5 players.
Time when the players involved in a hand must show the cards to see who is the winner.
Slowplay is done when you have a good play and do not bet strongly, with the aim that other players stay in the hand and can bind a less good play than ours or try a bluff, then raise them and win a money that would not have been obtained from betting hard from the start.
Undecorate action that consists of delaying in showing the cards, or in making a Call, when he has a better move than the opponent, thus making him believe that he has won the hand.
In Hold'em, the amount that is wagered in the first two betting rounds.
Compulsory bet that the player sitting to the left of the Dealer must make in each hand. It also refers to the position that player occupies at the table.
The number of chips a player has on the table.
Five cards of consecutive value.
Five cards of consecutive value of the same suit.
The English deck has four suits: spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds.
Two hole cards of the same suit, such as A ♠ 9 ♠ or Q ♦ J ♦. They are desirable because they have a greater chance of forming color.
Clue that a player offers involuntarily and inadvertently about the move he has or what his next move will be.
Three of a Kind
Three cards of the same rank.
Player who goes to few hands. You usually wait for a good play to bet.
A player goes on tilt when he loses control due to having a Bad Beat, or a losing streak, or being insulted by another player, etc. In the state of tilt the player worsens his game and thus increases his chances of losing a large sum.
Competition in which a Buy-in must be paid to participate. All players start the tournament with the same amount of chips and are eliminated when they run out of chips. The player who manages to accumulate all the chips wins. Prizes are distributed among the finalists in relation to their final ranking.
Three of a kind made up of one of the hole cards and two of the community cards.
See Fourth Street.
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